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months starting with the automaker purchasing 200 million shares by the end of this month. phil lebeau has more. >> carl, you can almost hear the sighs of relief coming from the gm headquarters in detroit. they have been calling for this for some time. here's what's going to be happening. you mentioned that the government is going to be exiting general motors, not happening all immediately. it's going to take some time, 12 to 15 months. they're going to do a dribbleout is what they're saying. gm is purchasing 200 million shares from treasury at $27.50 a share, about $5.5 billion. and treasury will sell the remaining 300 million shares through various means. that disposition, as we mentioned, earlier we heard from the head of the t.a.r.p. program, they're going to be starting to eliminate the gm shares in january of next year. so starting next month. remember, treasury originally invested $49.5 billion in general motors back in 2008 and 2009. and if we take a look at shares of gm going back to the ipo, remember, the ipo price was $33 a share. for the government to have fully made back a
by former commissioner paul tab beau, who was handling the appeals process. vilma and hargrove were still found guilty but scott fujita was cleared on the charge. all the team coach suspensions remain in effect. now the question is what does this all mean? mike, take it away. >> it means, one, the existing commissioner of football, goodell, took a helmet-to-helmet hit from the former commissioner, paul tagliabue -- >> slap. >> i mean, a real slap. two, it means that the players involved are going to have to get back pay now, i would assume, because they lost their whole season. >> how about the saints fans? >> well, the saints fans are on the periphery in this. but three, it means the blame has finally and assertively been put where it belonged all the time, on the coaching staff of the new orleans saints. >> and that's it. so, we've got to wait and see if they get the money back or if they sue now. >> i assume they will. they lost a year's salary, most of them. scott fujita lost his reputation. he's clearly, according to commissioner tagliabue's rules, had nothing to do with this. >> may
of buys. we'll tell you what's going on next. phil lebeau talks about virgin atlantic. and we'll talk aig. >> absolutely. >> one more look at futures. more "squawk on the street" in a minute. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. >>> the government's now planning to sell the remaining stake in the insurance giant. they'll be sold at $32.50 each, representing 16% of outstanding aig shares. the sale expected to total about $7.6 billion. treasury and federal reserve will e
: wait, if these video games are so profitable. you know they are. they are making beau coup money from these corporations. how can we change them? >> that's difficult. i think we have to introduce some protective factors. better parenting. more supportive home environments. those sort of things. >> bill: you can't do that. you can't legislate good parenting there are a lot of derelict parents and don't care as they use these video games as babysitters because kids will spend hours on them and won't be annoying the parents. you know the drill. are you calling for the censorship of these games by the authorities? >> yeah, video games are very bad babysitters especially violent ones. while we don't let our children drink beer or smoke cigarettes and i think the first step is to make sure the games are age appropriate. so, for example, children under 13 shouldn't be playing games rated t for teen 13 and above and children under 17 shouldn't be playing games rated m for mature players 17 and older. that's a first step to pay attention to those. >> bill: responsible parents will do that. irr
by 50% in the second quarter of this year. our phil lebeau is live to tell us why this is happening. phil? >> reporter: it's all about uncertainty, carl. this is a troubling statistic. i want to show you a chart we received which monitors 20 million small business loans with 17 million businesses around the country. look at the falloff here in terms of the amount of investment made by small manufacturers. what you want to look at is towards the end in the third quarter. it fell off dramatically. well, according to pay net, small manufacturers cut their investments in plant, in equipment by 50% in the second quarter. one of the troubling sectors transportation equipment, the investment there for those manufacturers fell off by 33% and according to the folks at pay net this comes down to manufacturers pulling back because of uncertainty. >> there was certainly a lot of uncertainty about how to implement affordable health care. how to react to the tax rates that were coming down pike, whether or not the deficit problem was going to be addressed. >> reporter: bottom line, uncertainty ab
cars few in the industry have ever seen. phil lebeau is in chicago. i guess essentially, phil, the europeans are taking a leap out of the americans' book. they used to scoff that the american automakers would offer. now it's par for the course. >> especially in december. it used to be lexus, but mercedes-benz was looking for offers in november. this is an increase compared to october, up 42% for bmw, 26% for mercedes, lexus up 3%. what's going on here? let's start with bmw. their holiday deals now include up to five months of no payments. that's the kind of stuff you used to hear from chevy or from ford. by the way, bmw sales surged 45% last month. mercedes leads bmw year-to-date by just under 1,900 vehicles. it last led the u.s. luxury sales in '99. it really wants the title again. at the core of what's happening between these two german automakers, they need strong sufficient sales to offset the weakness they're seeing in europe. that's why their production has been ramped up here at their facilities in the u.s. bmw announced it's on pace to set global sales of more than 1.7
! >>> welcome back to "squawk on the street." i'm phil lebeau with breaking news regarding boeing and the 787 dreamliner. there has been a second dreamliner that has run into problems, once delivered into service, this one solving a cutter airway 787 on delivery from the united states to london. just a few days ago. it has been grounded in london. according to the ceo of cutter qatar airways, he says that the airplane developed a generator failure while in flight. now, it was not an emergency landing but a generator failure is what he says. we've talked with boeing this morning. they say they are aware of the issue. they're not sure it was a generator that failed on the qatar airways 787, but the significance of this is remember on december 4th, it was a united 787 that had to make an emergency landing in new orleans because one of the generators failed on that airplane. there are six on these airplanes. and remember, the 787 was designed to use six generators, electric power so that near nth not using power from the engines, part of the fuel efficiency that goes into the planes. the question
from phil lebeau later this morning, but a fine for allegedly failing to report safety defects in a timely manner required by law. not the first time this has happened. it's the fourth fine in the past two years. automaker does not admit or deny guilt. but there's a look at shares a little bit higher this morning. >> let's check with bob pisani on the floor with more. good morning, bob. >> hello, guys. happy tuesday. of course, we saw a little bit of the drop in futures when corker came out and said we're not close to a deal. by and large, we're still positive here today. that's because everybody knows that a deal of some kind is coming. the president's offer is getting closer to the gop offer. the republicans are meeting this morning, no doubt they'll squawk and scream. ultimately the street believes some kind of deal is coming here. the big issue is the post-fiscal cliff trade. that's what everybody's trying to figure out. that's where there's a lot of differences of opinion. by and large it's been a strong argument to buy going into the fiscal cliff and sell after that, the
. the other two parts of this party, beau the administration, the white house, the house, are not going to have a conversation like this. 're jump to either side of you. how do you get those two parties to come up with some sort of agreement that sounds exactly like what you two are talking about? >> i actually think that at the end of the day, we are very close to putting together the grand bargain. because if you think about it, kicking this can down the road doesn't work. why doesn't it work? because early next year we're going to have to have a debt limit extension. can you imagine what that will be like absent the grand bargain being reached now? we'll be right back to task. we will be right back to putting markets at risk. right back to partisan divide. we will be right back to gridlock. so, we can avoid all that. it's right before us. and it's not that hard. that's what i think has been missing. >> let me tell you, any deal we're at a position right now in the united states. we can talk china. europe's been left behind. the only thing that's keeping us back is any deal. just get
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